I stayed for one night as I was visiting friends locally and wanted to make a weekend of it. The old pub and restaurant have been very stylishly updated and the new B&B building is very well designed with great decor and lovely finishing touches.
The weather was poor and traffic bad so we ended up being very lazy and eating a late lunch, dinner and breakfast without leaving the grounds. The food was really very good and, although not cheap, I thought it was reasonably priced for the quality. The drinks were a bit pricey, but that is probably because I'm from the Midlands and always balk at the cost of a white wine south of Watford which is why I've stuck with 'excellent' for value.
The staff were incredibly friendly and polite and it felt more like a small hotel than B&B at a pub.
I would definitely stay again, although, because the rooms are off the pub garden (which is also very stylish) I wonder if you stayed there in the summer, but needed an early night for an early flight, whether you might find yourself getting a bit annoyed with people enjoying themselves outside your window until closing?
Anyway, that last bit is just a musing and another reviewer from the summer didn't seem to mind. I put 4/5 for cleanliness only because the person I was with spotted it was very dusty under the bed. I would never have noticed and don't really care but felt I couldn't put 'excellent' after he had pointed it out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old House Inn, despite its name and age, is actually a new country dining pub with rooms. Situated just minutes from Gatwick Airport yet with a surprisingly remote feel, the Old House Inn has been recently renovated to an exceptional standard and has been transformed into a wonderful country pub offering outstanding food, drink and accommodation. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a delicious evening meal, a private party, a business meeting, an overnight stay before your flight in Gatwick or a relaxing weekend away, the Old house Inn is the perfect destination pub. The Old House is part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide and also received a Dinner award and 4 Stars Silver for our accommodation by the AA. ... more less
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- The Old House Inn Copthorne, West Sussex